54 Most Suitable Hairstyles For Triangle Face Shape

Take cues from celebrities to find the hairstyles that flatter the triangle face shape.

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We love styling our hairdos according to our face shape. Here we list out 52 best coiffures for triangle shaped faces. The listed out celebs have triangle shaped faces and are sporting the best coifs accordingly. The triangle shape falls in the list of not so common face shapes, so very few celebs have this pointed face shape.

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • A triangular face is essentially a less defined heart-shaped face. It is generally characterized by a narrower jawline and wider forehead.
  • Bangs are the way to go with this face shape to cover a broad forehead. Blunt or piecey long bangs can work wonders to bring out the best features of this face shape.
  • Face-framing layers can soften the pointy chin.

Here’s a list of 54 best hairstyles for triangle face shape:

1. Glossy, Blow Dried Waves

Glossy, Blow Dried Waves
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A rough side part with soft, luscious waves is Meghan Markle’s go-to hairstyle. Further, the blow-dried tresses lend an airy feel and add a nice bounce to the hair. This hairstyle helps soften the face and complements angular geometric face shapes.

2. Short, Wavy Bob With Piecey Bangs

Short, Wavy Bob With Piecey Bangs
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This short wavy bob with bangs looks very chic and sophisticated. Moreover, the face-framing mane looks enviable and flatters the face shape.

3. Ombre Pulled Back Bun:

Ombre pulled back bun hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The pulled back bun is chic and elegant. The tousled pulled back bangs near the forehead give a very elegant appearance to the face.

4. Ombre Blonde Bob:

Ombre blonde bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This bob has a very tousled texture and a ruffled look. The ironed out top is complemented with the curly edges. The medium hair length balances the face shape well.

5. Medium Base Knotted Bun:

Medium base knotted bun hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The hairdo is simple yet classy. The ‘rope like knots’ are intertwined neatly into each other.

6. The Posh Bob:

The posh bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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Victoria Beckham sports her signature bob. The style was invented by her and suits the triangle face shape perfectly by creating an illusion of proportion.

7. Fringed Long Bob:

Fringed long bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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Tyra Banks sports this very chic long fringed medium length bob with evenly trimmed edges. This is the perfect hairstyle to give dimensional structure to a triangle face shape.

8. Chestnut Brown Ombre Bob:

Chestnut brown ombre bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This layered bob with caramel highlights flatters the face shape beautifully. The curly edges give a tender and beautiful touch to the face.

9. Wavy Layered Hairdo:

Wavy layered hairdo hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The wavy layers make a very glamorous impact. The ombre highlights enhance the style beautifully. The waves look dressed up for refined and sophisticated affair.

10. Thick Bangs & Curly Waves:

Thick bangs & curly wave hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The thick side swept bangs have an asymmetrical style. The bangs drape in a sexy way over the eye giving a very whimsical look to the hairdo. The curls on one side have a very slender appeal while at the back the layers fall in fuller volume.

11. Ombre Sleek Layers:

Ombre sleek layers hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The ombre sleek layers have a bold and gracious flair. The style drapes suit a personality who is very welcoming and sociable, the hairdo seems to complement it every bit. The sleek layers are very fine and further enhanced by the side swept bangs.

12. Thick Banged Ponytail:

Thick banged ponytail hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The side ponytail is very thick and voluminous. The hairdo is chic and stylish. The thick bangs seem to cover the eyes in a sexy way.

13. Blackish Brown Sleek Layers:

Blackish brown sleek layers hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The blackish brown sleek hairdo is styled with step cut layers which seem to blend in very well giving a neat and refined look. The mid part divides the step cut bangs which give a very edgy feel to the hairdo.

14. Bowed Out Fringed Bob:

Bowed out fringed bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The fringed bob enhances the personality to a great extent. The finely cut bowed out bob is sleek and smart. The hairdo has a very goddess like look to it. The forehead fringes and long sides contour the face very aptly.

15. Ombre Platinum Waves:

Ombre platinum waves hairtsyle for triangle face shape
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The platinum ombre hued hair is subtly wavy. The wavy hair blends with the face and gives an elegant appeal.

16. Beachy Waves:

Beachy waves hairstyle for triangle face shape
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Beachy waves are one of the best hairstyles for triangle face shapes. The style is sexy and has a very hippie feel to it. The style is just right for a beach party.

17. Platinum Blown Bob:

Platinum blown bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The platinum wavy medium length bob is sexy and stylish. The hairdo has a very wavy feel to it with tousled hair blow dried. The style has a puffiness to which makes the hair look voluminous.

18. Messy Updo:

Messy updo hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The messy updo is a tousled medium base bun. The updo is attractive and sexy with a curly tousled style and long curly bangs contouring the face with elegance.

protip_icon Quick Tip
A fancy updo with curls will create more width at the top, making your features look more symmetrical.

19. Edgy Platinum Bob:

Edgy platinum bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This edgy bob is defined by a very ruffled essence. The long bangs on one side which extend upto the cheeks give a precise shape to this perky bob. The bang on the other side is completely trimmed.

20. High End Blonde Bun:

High end blonde bun hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This top knot wrapped bun looks very high end and chic. The blonde bun is pretty and chic. The bun is urbane and sophisticated. “Adding height on top is so important for a triangle face,” chimes in Dawna Jarvis, a licensed cosmetologist with her own salon and an experience of over 24 years.

21. Blonde Short Bob:

Blonde short bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This short bob is extremely trendy and young. The long bangs on one side give an extremely suave but perky style to the bob.

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The angled soft bobs tapering below the chin create a thinner silhouette drawing away the attention from your jaw.

22. Tucked Away:

Tucked away hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The long bangs of the bob can be tucked away behind the ears the style looks neat but still edgy. The bangs help to lift up the face beautifully.

23. Side Banged Bob:

Side banged bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The bangs have an edgy cut at the edges. The fringe is swept aside with a sleek layer cut defining the edges. The bob gets a precise shape because of the L shaped bang which extends right upto the cheeks.

24. Side Swept Bangs with Curls:

Side swept bangs with curls hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The sleek side swept bangs give a neater and more precise style to the curly tender hairdo. The style is apt for a triangle face.

25. Long Sleek Pixie:

Long sleek pixie hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The pixie with bangs laid out towards the forehead gives a very perky impression. The hairdo boasts of energy and vivacious vibe.

26. Blonde Wavy Hairdo:

Blonde wavy hairdo hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The blonde hairdo consists of subtle waves which define the style. The hair is swept on one side and exudes a very sexy appeal.

27. Braid in Weave:

Braid in weave hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The braided ‘do’ weaved together in a very modish way. The style resembles a braided pixie which is gives the hairdo a very unique detail.

28. Sleek Blonde Layers:

Sleek blonde layers hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The layers are sleek and give a very different style to this hairdo. Again this hairdo is perfect for a triangle shape.

29. Braided Bun:

Braided bun hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The headband braid bun is also an excellent hairstyle for a triangle-shaped face. The unique detail of the hairdo makes it elegant and sophisticated.

Christina, a hairstyle blogger, shared how she added her own twist to the classic yet elegant braided bun in her blog. She said, “I like to keep a few curls loose around my face and I style this depending on how my curls are sitting that day (i).”

30. Shiny Curls:

Shiny curls hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The shiny curls are pretty and have a vintage touch to it. The style is effortless and easy to wear, a perfect ‘do’ for a triangle shaped face.

31. Blonde Neat Tie Up:

Blonde neat tie up hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The neatly tied hairdo enhances the facial features greatly. The tied up bangs at the side offer a completely neat and precise look which is different for the usual.

32. Pinned Up Ruffles:

Pinned up ruffles hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The shiny curls are pretty and have a vintage touch to it. The style is effortless and easy to wear, a perfect ‘do’ for a triangle shaped face.

33. Crisp Cut:

Crisp cut hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The very edgy sleek hair in medium length is sexy and full of precision. The straight even edges define the hairdo brilliantly and make it crisp.

34. Wavy Tousled Overgrown Bob:

Wavy tousled overgrown bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The style is very casual and informal but apt for a refined style. The ruffled wavy layers give a beautiful and relaxed feel to the hairdo.

35. Pinned Up Bob:

Pinned up bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The bangs are swept on one side and pinned up. The bob is curvy and wavy with inward curled edges.

36. Platinum Ombre Hairdo:

Platinum ombre hairdo hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The mid parted medium length bob is wavy and has a slight ruffled essence. The style is just right for a brunch fest.

37. Backcombed Bob:

Backcombed bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The wavy bob backcombed from the style has a very smart and sultry effect. Wear this style and head out for the next ‘A’ list party you are invited to.

38. Messy Low Chignon:

Messy low chignon hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The messy low chignon is classy and sophisticated. Wear this bun for a high end dinner or even for a formal event.

39. Tender Headband Braid Bun:

Tender headband braid bun hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This braided bun is enhanced by loose front bang which gives a soft touch to the face. This is one of the most popular triangle face shape hairstyles that makes you look like a princess.

40. Bouffant Half Up:

Bouffant half up hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The half up with a bouffant gives the hairdo a volume appeal. The hairdo looks sexy and sultry.

41. Long Bangs Bob:

Long bangs bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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This particular bob is very short and is characterized by long bangs which are long and side swept. The bangs cover the forehead and give a different shape to this thin and sleek bob.

42. Essential Ponytail:

Essential ponytail hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The ponytail is the most sought after and wearable hairstyle. The divided fringe with the high ombre ponytail is certainly very hippie and perky.

43. Soft Waves:

Soft waves hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The hairdo consists of very fine wavy feel which defines the hairdo. The blackish brown hue is enhanced by the soft tender texture of the hair.

44. Edgy Waves:

Edgy waves hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The hairdo she sports has a very strong wavy feel at the edge which makes the hairdo unique. The hair is sleeker at the top with a sharp L shaped curl at the edges.

45. Trendy Braid:

Trendy braid hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The hairdo here consists of a chic top knot bun coupled with stylish fringe at the forehead.

46. Side Swept Highlighted Hairdo:

Side swept highlighted hairdo for triangle face shape
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The hairdo consists of a funky thick side braid. The side braid is distinct with ombre edgy bangs at the front. The style again is perfect for a triangle shaped face.

47. Brunette Side Ponytail:

Brunette side ponytail hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The hairdo is defined by side swept wavy hair. The hair edges display shaded caramel highlights which are darker at the edges.

48. Sleek Side Ponytail:

Sleek side ponytail hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The sleek side ponytail is chic and elegant; the front bangs give a busy-lost style to the hairdo. The hairstyle could be worn formally.

49. Edgy Tousled Bob:

Edgy tousled bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The tousled bob hairdo is edgy and smart. The posh spice bob is just right for the party night. Wear this style this New Year’s eve.

50. Black Sleek Banged Bob:

Black sleek banged bob hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The sleek blunt bob is posh and edgy. The bob gives the look and is extremely modish. You could make a statement wearing this.

51. Ruffled Headband:

Ruffled headband hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The ruffled spiky hair is enhanced by the headband. The tom boy hairdo is trendy and sexy.

52. Sexy Pixie:

Sexy pixie hairstyle for triangle face shape
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The masculine look with this haircut for triangle face exudes a very attractive and stylish vibe. Victoria Beckham definitely kills it with this style. Dawna Jarvis, a licensed cosmetologist, says, “The subtle side part and gently slick-back hair, to soften the jawline, is the most flattering style for a triangle face shape.”

53. Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs
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Curtain bangs can frame a broad forehead, which helps balance larger jawlines, a prominent sign of a triangular face shape. This style draws attention to the width of the forehead and temples to give the appearance of a more balanced facial shape. Also, the softly cascading bangs add a soft touch to your overall look.

54. Bun With Tendrils

Bun with tendrils
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A bun with tendrils is a versatile look that combines the neatness of a bun with loose, wispy strands framing the face that softens the look. It is suitable for various occasions, from casual outings to more formal events. Try putting the bun high, low, or to the side, and play around with the curl and thickness of the tendrils to see what works best for you.

Infographic: Top 10 Classy Short Hairstyles For Triangle Faces

These hairstyles for triangle faces are absolutely flattering and inspiring! While working with long hair to suit a face shape is easier, it is usually short hair styling that is a bit tricky.

Scroll down to the infographic below where we have highlighted the top 10 short hairstyles that suit triangular faces.

top 10 classy short hairstyles for triangle faces (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

If you are not certain of your face shape, here’s how you can tell if it is triangular. Your forehead is narrow, but your jawline is wider and softer, and your face is longer rather than wider. A triangle face shape has a very prominent jawline meaning that bangs, layers, curls, waves, and high bun hairstyles look incredible. Bangs and layers cover narrow foreheads, focusing on the lower half of your face and your facial features. In addition, these hairstyles streamline your jawline, making it look leaner. We hope these hairstyles have given you a clear idea of what hairstyles work well with a triangle face shape. Scroll up and try out these hairstyles for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does long hair look good on a triangle face shape?

Generally, the hair length under the chin is perfect for people with a triangle face shape.

Do bangs suit triangle faces?

Yes. Curtain bangs with light layers are the perfect hairstyle for a triangle face. However, many other bang hairstyles also perfectly suit this face shape.

What hairstyle suits a triangular face better than a square face shape?

Blunt bob hairstyle suits a triangle face better than a square face shape.

Key Takeaways

  • Blunt or side-swept bangs are great for covering a broad forehead and balancing facial proportions.
  • Curtain and face-framing layers help narrow and soften the jawline.
  • Updos, bouffants, and curly wavy tresses create symmetry and add volume.
  • Medium-length cuts like bobs, lobs, and shags are versatile and work well with the face shape.
54 Most Suitable Hairstyles For Triangle Face Shape

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Dawna Jarvis
Dawna JarvisLicensed Cosmetologist
Dawna is a state board licensed cosmetologist practicing in New Hampshire and California. She has over 24 years of experience and is a business growth strategist specializing in confidence-building and performance enhancement.

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